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Sunday February 12th, 2012 with Alnoor Allidina
The Second Annual Awards Show Show

The Second Annual Awards Show Show. The Grammy Awards are being presented tonight and it is quite unlikely that they will highlight any world music performers. Today, Alnoor Allidina presents Grammy-nominated world musicians in the first hour, and Juno-nominated world musicians in the final hour. In the middle hour, we take a look nominees for the French Victoires de la Musique awards. Lots of new artists to the program, some old favourites, and with any luck, some new favourites.
Tonight marks the 54th edition of the Grammys. Last year they presented two world music categories: Best Contemporary and Best Traditional World Music Album. This year they have narrowed things down to one Best World Music Album category. The competition is fierce and features many favourites to this program. We begin with a look at last year's winners.
Salam Aleikum
Bela Fleck - Throw Down Your Heart - Africa Sessions Part 2 - Acoustic Planet
Doudou
Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté - Ali and Toumani - World Circuit
Al Vaiven de Mi Carreta
AfroCubism - AfroCubism - World Circuit
Karamo
AfroCubism - AfroCubism - World Circuit
Mali Cuba
AfroCubism - AfroCubism - World Circuit
Imithi Gobakahle (Children Come Home)
Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Songs From A Zulu Farm - Razor & Tie
Wemfana (Bad Donkey)
Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Songs From A Zulu Farm - Razor & Tie
Lezomkomo (Praise the Cows & Bulls)
Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Songs From A Zulu Farm - Razor & Tie
Can't Buy Me
Femi Kuti - Africa For Africa - Knitting Factory
Africa For Africa
Femi Kuti - Africa For Africa - Knitting Factory
It Don't Mean
Femi Kuti - Africa For Africa - Knitting Factory
The French Victoires de la Musique Awards will be presented in early March. The nominees are mostly new to me excepting, of course, Tinariwen. Tinariwen is the only overlapping nominee (they are nominated for both a Grammy and a Victoire de la Musique) so we begin with them.
Souvenirs d'Anoumabo
Magic System - Touté kalé - EMI France
Dodo
Magic System - Touté kalé - EMI France
Imidiwan MaTenam (What Have You Got To Say My Friends)
Tinariwen - Tassili - Anti
Tamiditin Tan Ufrawan (My Secretive Girl Friend)
Tinariwen - Tassili - Anti
Caminando
Jehro - Cantina Paradise - Warner Music France
Why Me
Jehro - Cantina Paradise - Warner Music France
Guantanamo Song
Jehro - Cantina Paradise - Warner Music France
Farq hai kya
Titi Robin - Les rives - India - naïve
Beautiful tango
Hindi Zahra - Handmade - naïve
Set me free
Hindi Zahra - Handmade - naïve
Stand up
Hindi Zahra - Handmade - naïve
Nominees for this year's Juno Awards were announced this past Tuesday. There are some very strong contenders for World Music Album of the Year, some of whom have never been played on this program. Let's fix that now.
Como Pólen
Aline Morales - Flores, Tambores e Amores - Independent Canadian
Um Cheiro Que Arrepia
Aline Morales - Flores, Tambores e Amores - Independent Canadian
Rosa
Aline Morales - Flores, Tambores e Amores - Independent Canadian
Workd WIth What You Got
Socalled - Sleepover - MB3 Canadian
Springhill Mine DIsaster
Socalled - Sleepover - MB3 Canadian
Told Me So
Socalled - Sleepover - MB3 Canadian
Lai Lai
Azam Ali - From Night to the Edge of Day - Six Degrees Canadian
Nami Nami
Azam Ali - From Night to the Edge of Day - Six Degrees Canadian
Raqba
Kiran Ahluwalia - Aam Zameen: Common Ground - Sony Canadian
Lakeerai
Kiran Ahluwalia - Aam Zameen: Common Ground - Sony Canadian
Afogne
Aboulaye Kone - Demo - Independent Canadian
Massaya
Aboulaye Kone - Demo - Independent Canadian
Interactive CKCU
Alnoor Allidina (host)
Any predictions on this year's award winners? I suspect Tinariwen might do quite well.

1:08 PM, February 12th, 2012
Jack Jones
I was just listening to the afrocubism record at home, and then switched to the radio to hear This Island Earth! Wonderful music, and it's always a pleasure to hear your voice on the radio.

1:27 PM, February 12th, 2012
Alnoor Allidina (host)
Thanks Jack! Glad you are enjoying the program.

1:31 PM, February 12th, 2012
Alnoor Allidina (host)
Idea for next year: Have four Award Show "nominees" and vote on who has the best selection of albums.

2:23 PM, February 12th, 2012
Karen Schindel
Love this hour so far.

2:28 PM, February 12th, 2012
Alnoor Allidina (host)
Cool. I'm really digging Hindi Zahra's voice. She's got a bit of Billie Holiday in her I think.

2:49 PM, February 12th, 2012
Karen Schindel
Awesome voice! Caminando gave me shivers. First Tinariwen track also great. I even liked Magic System!

2:51 PM, February 12th, 2012
PeterB
Waaah! Lovely. This is Hindi Zahra playing now I presume. (Sorry, was out doing errands.) Great mix with whoever before (Titi Robin?) Never heard of her before. Now, i have. Gotta love that .... ;^)

2:53 PM, February 12th, 2012
PeterB
Not so sure on the Lady Day though... Go more with Zap Mamma ...

2:54 PM, February 12th, 2012
Alnoor Allidina (host)
Yep, Titi Robin was the guitarist with the Indian instrumentation and vocalist. Lots of new & good music to the show today -- I hadn't heard of many of these artists before this week.

3:00 PM, February 12th, 2012
PeterB
> ... Idea for next year: Have four Award Show "nominees" Alternate idea: "TIE Awards". You could have a lot of advantages, like make up your own categories, year & content dependent (just none starting with "Best", please). - "Most gob-smacking female vocal" (hint, Kiran Ahluwalia ;-) - "Whack-ass-est style mash-up" - "Grooviest remix" - "WTF??" etc Just typing out loud. But it would be fun. ;-)

3:21 PM, February 12th, 2012
Alnoor Allidina (host)
That's a really good idea. We could make up a bunch of categories, like you say, and each co-host can pick a nominee. Want to be an honourary judge?

3:27 PM, February 12th, 2012
PeterB
> ... honourary judge Sure! Do I get a T-Shirt?! ;-) More random thoughts, the categories themselves could be judged: - "off-the-wall-est category" - "most appropriate category for the given year" Or, show ideas, by category: - "Best flow" - "Dumbest idea .. that actually worked" OK, OK, shut up now ... Just listen to Kiran. ;-)

3:43 PM, February 12th, 2012
Alnoor Allidina (host)
So many good ideas... This Island Earth t-shirts would be cool.

3:50 PM, February 12th, 2012
PeterB
> ... This Island Earth t-shirts would be cool. Would they be TIE dye?! ;-)

4:04 PM, February 12th, 2012
Alnoor Allidina (host)
No comment. ;-) In other news, the Grammy goes to ... TINARIWEN! Congrats.

11:13 PM, February 12th, 2012
Alnoor Allidina (host)
Check out the THIRD Annual Awards Show Show here: http://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/32/10918.html

10:27 AM, February 14th, 2013
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